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Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are to Live In Orlando?

Written by Greystar
Edited by Greystar
For Residents July 30, 2014

Oh, the places you’ll go while living in O-Town, Florida! With theme parks galore, a rollercoaster of fun is always just outside your door. Orlando offers Greystar apartment residents the world’s best theme parks, upscale shopping and dining options as well as beautiful outdoor activities in a city known for its continuously sunny weather. From family-friendly resort-style theme parks to classically styled bars and restaurants, the Orlando metro has it all.

The Orlando area is home to some of the finest shopping in all of Florida and features several fantastic malls and the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlet center. Over 160 shops in this location alone can keep you busy for days, but if that’s just not enough, Park Avenue Winter Park showcases even more of Central Florida’s best shopping, dining, arts and leisure activities… which makes things you may see on Mulberry Street seem tame in comparison.

It’s easy to work up an appetite while enjoying Orlando’s greatest theme parks and shopping attractions, and foodies will find over 5,000 restaurants of all types and styles, including southern delicacies from restaurants like Cask & Larder and The Ravenous Pig. For the culinary adventurous types, the area also offers venues such as the Viet Garden, Nagoya Sushi and Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar. Bottom line: there’s something for every palate here, and if you go hungry while living at a Greystar apartment in the Orlando area, it won’t be from lack of dining options.

The Audubon Park Garden District features a wide variety of award-winning shops, restaurants, bars, interior designers and other service-themed professional industries. It’s also home to some of Orlando’s most original and exciting event venues, as is the City of Winter Park. Literally every day in Winter Park is filled with some sort of fine arts show or exhibition, which makes it a favorite local hotspot.

If a relaxing Orlando dining experience restores you after a full day of shopping, you may be ready to tackle Central Florida’s phenomenal things to do after the sun sets. With clubs like the Suite B Lounge and BackBooth, it’s no small wonder why the nightlife is definitely an important, can’t-miss element in the area. By the end of the night, if you’re feeling like a Fox in Socks, hit up Hanson’s Shoe Repair, an upscale bar and shoe repair shop for a truly unique Orlando experience. For those who enjoy a quieter scene, The Courtesy offers a classical ambiance and only the most superior of beers, wines and handcrafted cocktails.

Downtown Orlando provides a nearly unlimited plethora of choices for shopping, playing and dining. Attractions like Lake Eola and the Farmers Market are staple activities for Orlando locals and are the perfect way to socialize and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the community.

There’s a great chance you’ll spot Yertle the Turtle in one of greater Orlando’s 2,000 lakes while experiencing some of the state’s best freshwater fishing and boating opportunities. And more than 150 classy golf courses such as the Stoneybrook Golf Club provide Orlando golfers with some of the finest playing options in the state. Sports fans can cheer on the NBA’s Orlando Magic or enjoy a wide variety of concerts, shows and rodeo events at the Amway Arena.

Most people just visit the greater Orlando area as tourists and leave with fond memories, but for those fortunate enough to reside in Greystar’s Abaco Key, The Gallery at Mills Park or The Retreat at Windermere, you know that Orlando can offer much more than just a fun vacation. It can make you feel like a Star-Bellied Sneetch.

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